Current Roadmap for future versions of CXF. (This is an ongoing "work in progress", subject to change.) Note that a primary goal of the Apache CXF team is to make frequent CXF releases. This includes major, stabilized, and thoroughly tested releases, as well as minor patch releases.

Future version

These may find their way into one of the releases below if people step up to finish them.

  • Support for additional MicroProfile APIs (e.g. OpenAPI)
  • HTTP/2 Transport
  • SOAP/TCP support (GSoC project)
  • Better management capabilities
  • Better Acegi integration
  • Update to WS-RM 1.1
  • Enhancements to WS-Trust support

You should also check the JIRA Road Map for the latest information.

CXF version 3.1.x

The CXF 3.1.x releases include bug fix releases for issues users encounter with 3.1.x versions. These releases will be done on a branch by selectively merging fixes from the trunk on an as-needed basis. For the most part, there would be fixes for:

  • Interopability issues
  • Critical show stoppers

Some new features may be back ported from master to provide some new functionality to users quicker if it doesn't affect the existing stuff or can enhance some of the new features in 3.1.

See the 3.1 Migration Guide for more details about new features and changes.

Legacy CXF versions 3.0.x, 2.7.x, 2.6.x, 2.5.x, 2.4.x, 2.3.x, 2.2.x, 2.1.x, and 2.0.x - EOL

Versions of CXF prior to 3.1.x are no longer supported at Apache. They are now considered end-of-life and are therefore unsupported. Users are highly encouraged to migrate to newer versions of CXF.